(Part-Time) International Career Coaches / Independent Contractors

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Company: REA, Ricklin-Echikson Associates

REA, Ricklin-Echikson Associates,  www.r-e-a.com, is an industry leader in providing global career and transition services to relocating spouses/partners of small, mid-sized and large Fortune 100 and 500 corporations.  Services are provided for Intra US and International movers in over 50 countries.  Established in 1981, REA specializes in delivering high quality services that include:

  • Career Assessments
  • Professional Resume Writing
  • Customized Career and Transition Coaching
  • Career and Acclimation support via tele-counseling and face-to-face as required

Currently we are looking for PART-TIME INTERNATIONAL CAREER COACH living and able to service clients moving to the Swiss-German Region/Zurich area of Switzerland.


REA services address the expatriation and repatriation needs of the accompanying spouse/partner. Program services are tailored to meet the individual needs of the relocating client and include transition assistance, career assessment, skills evaluation, resume and cover letter development, job market research, job lead generation, networking techniques, interview preparation and salary negotiation. These multi-faceted services, which are provided to clients at all career levels, include career advisement, coaching, and/or consulting primarily by telephone and via email, with occasional face-to-face interaction. Acclimation and life/transition assistance is a necessary bi-product of our career coaching expertise. Ongoing, proactive client monitoring by the consultant is important.

  • Native Swiss German or bilingual Swiss German/English language skills
  • Experience having lived/worked abroad.
  • Some experience in cross-cultural coaching or global mobility.
  • 2 + years career coaching including:  Career Development –  Career Transition  –  Resume/CV Writing
  • Not be working in full-time employment
  • Excellent networking, resourcefulness, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible schedule with days, nights, weekends as necessary to deliver services across multiple time zones.
  • Have a professional office set up including computer and email.
  • Available for face-to-face coaching as needed.
  • Willing to work with clients on a flat fee billing structure.
  • Comfortable being supervised.
  • Proactive & comfortable working with a diverse population of relocation clients pursuing a variety of career options such as entrepreneurial, professional organizations, home based business, or volunteer opportunities.


Many of our international consultants are solopreneurs with career coaching or consulting private practices. They have experienced the challenges of living abroad and working in other countries and have expertise in career planning and intercultural issues.  They joined REA to supplement their client base and benefited from:

  • Expanded client base and additional income stream – no marketing for new business required.
  • Flexibility of hours and ability to work from home.
  • Supportive community providing ongoing learning, professional recognition, and a wealth of REA resources.
  • Opportunity to draft articles and get published in International Expatriate magazines through REA’s ongoing public relations efforts.
  • Broad diversity of clients and exposure to the specialty of spousal relocation career consulting.

Please note: applicants currently employed full time will not be considered; applicants with a private practice are encouraged to apply.

How to apply: For consideration, please email resumes and letters of interest to mritter@reacareers.com

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